In Nikon fit (F-Mount with CPU)
When the skyline seems never-ending, the Distagon T* 2,8/21 is in its element. This super wide-angle lens knows exactly how to rein in vast landscapes, wide open spaces and breathtaking scenery. It will create compositions filled with variety, dramatic contrasts and glowing colors. The leader in its range, this model meets the toughest challenges thanks to its high light intensity and that fact that its non-reflecting and distortion-free.
Virtually distortion-free optics
Dramatic perspectives and a view from extraordinary image angles SLR lenses from Carl Zeiss open up new composition possibilities. Distortion would disrupt the composition because straight lines, whose image does not go through the image center, would be reproduced with a curved shape. This annoying effect is accordingly and largely compensated through elaborate optical designs at all focal lengths.
Elaborate stray light reduction
Rich, vibrant colors are vital to creating a lasting impression. Stray light in the lens, however, would lead to a brightening of the image, which is particularly visible in shadow areas. Image contrast is lowered; the image appears dull and bleached. We combine various, elaborate techniques to reduce unwanted stray light. For example, all lens elements are coated with the famous Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating. Additionally, a jet black special paint is applied by hand to all lens element edges to ensure that reflections are prevented from the start.
Floating Elements Design
State-of-the-art camera techniques and high-resolution digital image sensors increasingly demand more from the lenses. The modern floating element design compensates aberrations of the Carl Zeiss SLR lenses at different distance settings. This is accomplished by changing the axial distance of single lens elements or element groups to each other. The adjustment of the element distance is coupled to the distance setting so that it always results in the right correction. The mechanical design of these lens elements is very complex and the workmanship must be particularly exact both specialties of Carl Zeiss
Excellent image quality
The Carl Zeiss range of T* lenses offers the highest possible standards in terms of performance, reliability and, of course, image quality. Quite simply, they are superior in every way. You can count on highly advanced flare control for crisp and brilliant images, for example. And virtually zero geometric distortion, ensuring precise accuracy when reproducing shapes especially useful when photographing products and architecture.
Precise manual focus
Manually focusing a lens means controlling the image result from your fingertips. A good ergonomic design makes all the difference. Carl Zeiss SLR lenses stand out with their large rotation angle which enables precise focusing. Changes are immediately visible in the viewfinder. The high-quality focusing mechanism moves smoothly without play, thus also supporting the intuitive interaction with the focal plane. The precise engraving in meter and feet, and the depth of focus scale provide additional support for manually focusing.
Focal length: 21 mm
Aperture range: f/2.8 f/22
Focusing range: 0.22 m infinity
Number of elements/groups: 16/13
Angular field, diag./horiz./vert. 90°/81°/59°
Coverage at close range: 18 x 12 cm
Filter thread: M 82 x 0.75
Dimensions (with caps: ψ 87 mm, length 110-112 mm
Weight: 600-720 g
Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZF.2
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